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If you’re concerned about the safety of a young person or adult with vulnerabilities using our services, please take a look at our safeguarding information.

Some people with long-term complex or unpredictable healthcare needs qualify for free social care arranged and funded solely by the NHS. This is known as NHS continuing healthcare.

CHC is free, unlike Local Authority support, where charges may be made depending on a person’s income and savings.

Where can NHS continuing healthcare be provided?
You can receive NHS continuing healthcare services in any setting, including your own home or a care home.

Who is eligible?
NHS continuing healthcare is for anyone over 18. Children and young people may receive a ‘continuing care package’ if they have needs arising from disability, accident or illness that can’t be met by existing universal or specialist services alone. Find out more about the children and young people’s continuing care national framework.

To be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare, you must be assessed by a team of healthcare professionals in your area, who will look at what help you need and how complex, intense or unpredictable your needs can be, including any risks to your health if the right care isn’t provided at the right time

Your eligibility depends on your assessed needs, and not on any particular diagnosis or condition. Full details of the edibility criteria can be found on the nhs.uk website.

Where to get help
The assessment process can be complex. An organisation called Beacon gives free independent advice on NHS continuing healthcare. Visit the Beacon website or call the free helpline on 0345 548 0300.

Further information about NHS continuing healthcare can be found on the nhs.uk website.

To contact your local Continuing Healthcare team, use the contact details below:

Bolton CHC Team

BOLCCG.AdminCHC@nhs.net | 01204 462293


Bury CHC Team, Townside Primary Care Centre, Knowsley Place, Knowsley Street, Bury BL9 0SN

0161 762 3119


Manchester CHC Team, Parkway 3, Parkway Business Centre, Princess Road, M14 7LU

mhcc.chc@nhs.net| 0161 213 1720


Oldham Complex Care Team, Oldham ICP, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham OL1 1UT

oldccg.chcteam@nhs.net


Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

hmrccg.chc@nhs.net | 01706 664190


Salford NHS Funded Care Team, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 5AW

nhs.fundedcare@nhs.net| 0161 212 4163


Stockport NHS Funded Nursing Care Team, 4th Floor, Stopford House, Stockport SK1 3XE

stoccg.fnc@nhs.net   | 01614 269906 | 07385 384393


Tameside Individualised Commissioning Team, 2nd Floor, Hattersley Hub, Stockport Road, Hattersley, Hyde, Manchester, SK14 6NT

General Enquires and Business Support: gmicb-tameside.chc@nhs.net  | 0161 342 5544

Referrals: gmicb-tameside.fundedcare@nhs.net


Trafford Personalised Care Department, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, M32 0TH

TRCCG.Traffordpersonalisedcare@nhs.net| 0161 873 6070


Wigan Individualised Care Team, Wigan Life Centre, College Avenue, Wigan WN1 1NJ

WBCCG.ContinuingCare@nhs.net

We’re making it as easy as possible for people to get their Covid-19 vaccinations with extra pop-up and walk-in vaccination clinics for eligible people across Greater Manchester.

No appointment needed – just turn up. If you are unsure, please come along for a chat.

Unless it says otherwise, all sites offer:

  • 1st, 2nd and booster doses
  • 3rd/4th doses if eligible
  • Spring booster if eligible, subject to supply

Under-16s must be accompanied by a parent/carer to give consent. All vaccines will be Pfizer or Moderna, depending on age.

Please be aware that vaccines at walk-in clinics are subject to the availability of the vaccine on the day and you may be asked to come back another day if there isn’t any left.

 


Saturday 6th August
Larkhill Centre (Timperley Pharmacy), Thorley Lane, Timperley, WA15 7AZ
1pm-4pm
Ages 5+

Limelight Pharmacy – 3 St Brides Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 9NW
10.30am-1pm
Ages 5+

One Stockport Hub, Mersey Square, SK1 1RA
9.30am–3.30pm
Ages 12+

Salford Royal Hospital Mayo Building, M6 8HD
8.30am-4pm
Ages 12+

Breightmet Health Centre, Bolton, BL2 6NT
9.15am–4.30pm
Ages 5+ (ages 5-11 from 11am-4pm)

Market Place Shopping Centre, Bolton, BL1 1AR
10am–4pm
Ages 5+

Hootons at Bolton Wanderers FC, BL6 7AR
8.15am-11.15am
Ages 5+

Horwich RMI, Bolton, BL6 5NH
1pm-4pm
Ages 5+

Sunday 7th August
Breightmet Health Centre, Bolton
10.15am.4.30pm
Ages 12+ (Ages 5-11, 11am-4pm only)

Hootons at Bolton Wanderers FC, BL6 7AR
8.15am-1.15pm
Ages 5+

Trinity Methodist Church, 351 Bramhall Lane, Stockport, SK3 8TP
9.30am-6pm
Ages 12+

Monday 8 August
1881 Masonic Hall (near Urmston market), 15 Westbourne Road, Urmston, M41 0XQ
9am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm
Ages 5+

Market Place Shopping Centre, Bolton, BL1 1AR
10am–4pm
Ages 5+

Horwich RMI, Bolton, BL6 5NH
4pm-6pm
Ages 5+

Tuesday 9th August
1881 Masonic Hall (near Urmston market), 15 Westbourne Road, Urmston, M41 0XQ
9am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm
Ages 5+

Elliotts Pharmacy, 60 Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0LN
12pm-4pm
Ages 16+

Salford Royal Hospital Mayo Building, M6 8HD
8.30am-4pm
Ages 12+

Trinity Methodist Church, 351 Bramhall Lane, Stockport, SK3 8TP
9.30am-6pm
Ages 12+

Horwich RMI, Bolton, BL6 5NH
3pm-6pm
Ages 5+

Wednesday 10th August
1881 Masonic Hall (near Urmston market), 15 Westbourne Road, Urmston, M41 0XQ
9am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm
Ages 5+

Limelight Pharmacy – 3 St Brides Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 9NW
4pm-6pm
Ages 5+

Salford Royal Hospital Mayo Building, M6 8HD
8.30am-4pm
Ages 12+

Breightmet Health Centre, Bolton, BL2 6NT
11am–6.30pm
Ages 5+ (ages 5-11 from 1pm-6pm)

Market Place Shopping Centre, Bolton, BL1 1AR
10am–4pm
Ages 5+

The Manor House, St Helens Road, Daubhill, BL3 4EB
9am-1pm
Ages 16+

Horwich RMI, Bolton, BL6 5NH
4pm-6pm
Ages 5+

Thursday 11th August
1881 Masonic Hall (near Urmston market), 15 Westbourne Road, Urmston, M41 0XQ
9am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm
Ages 5+

Elliotts Pharmacy, 60 Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0LN
12pm-4pm
Ages 16+

Salford Royal Hospital Mayo Building, M6 8HD
8.30am-6pm
Ages 12+

The Manor House, St Helens Road, Daubhill, BL3 4EB
9am-1pm
Ages 16+

Hootons at Bolton Wanderers FC, BL6 7AR
9.15am-1.15pm
Ages 5+

Friday 29th July
1881 Masonic Hall (near Urmston market), 15 Westbourne Road, Urmston, M41 0XQ
9am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm
Ages 5+

Mary Davey’s Pharmacy, 14 Warburton Lane, Partington, M31 4WJ
9am-5.30pm
Ages 16+

Limelight Pharmacy, 3 St Brides Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 9NW
4pm-6pm
Ages 5+

Elliotts Pharmacy, 60 Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0LN
12pm-4pm
Ages 16+

Salford Royal Hospital Mayo Building, M6 8HD
8.30am-4pm
Ages 12+

Trinity Methodist Church, 351 Bramhall Lane, Stockport, SK3 8TP
9.30am-6pm
Ages 12+

Market Place Shopping Centre, Bolton
10am–4pm
Ages 5+

The Manor House, St Helens Road, Daubhill, BL3 4EB
9am-1pm
Ages 16+

Hootons at Bolton Wanderers FC, BL6 7AR
9.15am-1.15pm
Ages 5+

Horwich RMI, Bolton, BL6 5NH
3pm-6pm
Ages 5+

Saturday 13th August
Limelight Pharmacy – 3 St Brides Way, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 9NW
11am-1pm
Ages 5+

Elliotts Pharmacy, 60 Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0LN
12pm-3pm
Ages 16+

Salford Royal Hospital Mayo Building, M6 8HD
8.30am-4pm
Ages 12+

One Stockport Hub, Mersey Square, SK1 1RA
9.30am–3.30pm
Ages 12+

Breightmet Health Centre, Bolton, BL2 6NT
9.15am–4.30pm
Ages 5+ (ages 5-11 from 11am-4pm)

Market Place Shopping Centre, Bolton, BL1 1AR
10am–4pm
Ages 5+

Hootons at Bolton Wanderers FC, BL6 7AR
9.15am-12.15pm
Ages 5+

Horwich RMI, Bolton, BL6 5NH
1pm-4pm
Ages 5+

Sunday 31st July
Trinity Methodist Church, 351 Bramhall Lane, Stockport, SK3 8TP
9.30am-6pm
Ages 12+

Breightmet Health Centre, Bolton
10.15am–4.30pm
Ages 12+ (ages 5-11 from 11am-4pm)

Hootons at Bolton Wanderers FC
9.15am-12.15pm
Ages 5+

• Avondale Health Centre, Bolton, BL4 4JP
10am-4pm
Ages 5+

Local phone numbers:
Some areas have a local phone number for vaccine clinics within their Borough:

Bolton – 01204 462125, 462157, 462028 (Mon- Fri, 8.30-5.30)
Manchester City – 0161 947 0770 or 0800 092 4020
Salford
– 0161 206 8856
Tameside – 0161 368 542 or visit www.tamesideandglossop.nhsvaccinations.co.uk
Wigan – 01942 807780

To stop coronavirus from spreading, those who are eligible for a Covid vaccine are encouraged to visit one of the vaccination clinics across the region.

It’s important to have both doses and your booster, if you’re eligible.

The Covid vaccines have been thoroughly tested and have met strict safety standards in the UK. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approves vaccines and makes sure they’re of high quality and are safe for use.

When you can get your vaccines
Everyone aged 5+ can have a Covid vaccine. If you haven’t yet had a vaccine, please do consider getting vaccinated as soon as you can. If you aren’t sure if you can have your next dose, please check below.

 

Second doses

Under 18s:
Most under 18s can have a second dose 12 weeks after their first dose.

If they have a condition that puts them at high risk of being seriously ill, they can have a second dose after 8 weeks

Over 18s:
They can have a second dose 8 weeks after their first dose.


Third doses

People with weakened immune systems and certain conditions are entitled to a third dose (as well as a booster).  They can have this 8 weeks after their 2nddose.


Booster doses

Booster doses should be at least three months after a second (or third) dose.


Spring boosters

If you are over 75, live in a care home or have a weakened immune system (aged 12+), you are entitled to a spring booster.  Spring boosters should be at least 3 months after your previous dose, but it is better if it is closer to 6 months after.

 

If you’ve recently had Covid, you’ll need to wait a number of weeks before having the vaccine:

4 weeks (28 days) for people aged 18 years old or over
12 weeks (84 days) for 5-17 years old
4 weeks (28 days) for 5-17 who are at high risk from COVID-19, or live with someone who has a weakened immune system.

This starts from the date that symptoms started, or the date of the positive test result, whichever was earlier.

Book an appointment at a vaccination clinic
You can book an appointment for your Covid jab at a local vaccination clinic using the National Booking System or call 119.

On the National Booking System, you can find walk-in clinics or book an appointment.

In a life-threatening emergency, please contact 999.

For all other urgent medical care, NHS 111 can help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you go online to 111.nhs.uk or ring 111. They can book GP appointments day and night, book you in to your nearest Urgent Treatment Centre, help you with emergency prescriptions and offer all sorts of health advice.

Emergency dental treatment:
If you need help with an urgent dental problem and your dentist is closed (or you don’t have one), call the Greater Manchester Urgent Dental Care Service on 0333 332 3800 (8am–10pm every day, including weekends and bank holidays).

Evening, weekend and overnight GPs:
Contact NHS 111 for your local GP Out of Hours service that runs 6pm–8am every day (including weekends and bank holidays).

Or, for an evening or weekend appointment with a local GP, contact your local GP extended hours or access service (you must be registered with a GP in these areas):

Oldham – 0161 934 2827
Rochdale – 0161 763 8292
Tameside – 0161 337 3465
Wigan – 01942 482848

Mental Health Crisis
Mental health services across Greater Manchester have a mental health helpline open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support you or someone you know in need of mental health support.

Bolton – 0800 953 0285 ​
Bury – 0800 014 9995
Manchester – 0800 953 0285
Oldham – 0800 014 9995
Rochdale – 0800 014 9995
Salford – 0800 953 0285
Stockport – 0800 014 9995
Tameside – 0800 014 9995
Trafford – 0800 953 0285
Wigan – 0800 051 3253

If there is an immediate risk of danger to life, you should ring 999.

Walk-in urgent care
Leigh Walk-in-Centre, 7am-9pm, Leigh Health Centre, (Leigh Infirmary), The Avenue, Leigh, WN7 1HR

Telephone: 01942 483453